Special Issue "Green Chemistry and the Biorefinery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015).
Dr. Andrew J. Hunt
Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
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Interests: natural and bio-derived solvents; organic chemistry, product cleaning, material development, impregnation and utilisation of computer models to predict the effects of solvents in chemical reactions
The environmental impacts of the chemical industry and maintaining access to resources required to support that industry are two major challenges of the 21st Century. The use of sustainable bio-based resources, and subsequent conversion to bio-based products, requires the use of biorefineries. However, this conversion also needs the synergistic application of green chemistry, ensuring the technologies used within the biorefinery limit environmental impact, avoid the use of depleting elements and strives to minimise waste produced. Likewise, the greening of chemical processes will not be fully implemented until all feedstocks are sustainably derived, including the use of bio-derived solvents, catalysts and auxiliaries where required. This Special Issue will highlight where green chemistry must be applied for production within biorefineries and will likewise demonstrate where chemicals and materials produced from biorefineries have been used for green chemical processes. Both green chemistry and biorefineries require one another to operate in a fully sustainable, circular and environmentally friendly chemical industry needed in centuries to come.
Prof. James H Clark
Dr. Thomas J Farmer
Dr. Andrew J. Hunt
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- green chemistry
- bio-based chemicals
- biomass to chemicals
- sustainable chemicals
- clean synthesis